Heroin trafficking through South Africa: why here and why now?

A heroin trafficking dhow seized in Tanzanian waters, docked in Dar es Salaam next to the ferry to Zanzibar. Carina Bruwer

Carina Bruwer (TC) : A series of large heroin seizures have been made in South Africa since 2016, but the country is just one of the pitstops on Africa’s heroin highway. The African continent is geographically situated between opium production and consumer states. A heroin trafficking dhow seized in Tanzanian waters, docked in Dar es Salaam next to More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, August 12th, 2017
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Even a ‘minor’ nuclear war would be an ecological disaster felt throughout the world

David McCoy (TC) : President Donald Trump’s vow to hit North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” is an unveiled threat to unleash America’s most potent weapons of mass destruction onto More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Syrian Army’s success along Jordanian border prompts further questions about presence of US – Norwegian special forces

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces regained control over some 1,300 square kilometers along the Syrian – Jordanian border and the Iraq – Syria – Jordan tri-border More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Rise in crimes by offenders on probation is an indictment of privatisation

Christopher Kay (TC) : There has been a 26.4% increase in the number of serious offences committed by offenders on probation since the privatisation of the service in 2013. According to newly published data released More...

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By Ellen H. Brown On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang for the State’s Bucks

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions. The Federal Reserve could do a round of “QE More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Why the US’s 1994 deal with North Korea failed – and what Trump can learn from it

Maria Ryan (TC) : After more than two decades of testing, North Korea finally has a missile that is powerful enough to deliver a nuclear warhead to US territory – that is, to Alaska and/or Hawaii, if estimates More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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White House labeled Xi as President of Taiwan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : U.S. citizens’ lack of education in geography is, despite the global presence of U.S. troops and bases, legendary. However, not many of us would expect that White House officials, More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
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North Korea allegedly launched ICBM – Media countered with barrage of misinformation

Behind the bombastic and bellicose propaganda, is Pyongyang calling for the reunification of Korea and the Finlandization of the Korean peninsula? Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : North Korea  allegedly test fired More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Sovereign Debt Jubilee, Japanese-Style

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Japan has found a way to write off nearly half its national debt without creating inflation. We could do that too. Let’s face it. There is no way the US government is ever going to pay More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Turkey’s decision to remove Darwinist evolution from curricula is divine idiocy: Lehmann

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Alparslan Durmus, head of Turkey’s national board on education, said in an online statement earlier this week that a chapter entitled “Beginning of Life and Evolution” More...